How to Take Blood Pressure How to Take Blood Pressure
Okay so now we got the blood pressure cuff inflated fully. And there’s no longer a pulse coming through that brachael artery. Now you want to slowly open up the dial, so that the blood pressure is, the millimeters of mercury is falling around 2 millimeters of mercury per second. And when you hear that first beat, that is your systolic pressure, and then continue deflating at 2 millimeters of mercury until you no longer hear that beat, and that is your diastolic pressure. So the systolic pressure is the pressure on top, and the diastolic pressure is the pressure on bottom. And we can see that pressure on top, that systolic pressure, is the pressure that is highest. So in the arterial system when the heart contracts,.
That’s that high number. And in the arterial system when the heart relaxes, that’s that lower number.
How To Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home
Taking your blood pressure at home can help you control your levels, and is simple to do. You should take readings at the same time each day, such as, before you take your medications in the morning, and before bedtime at night. Don’t smoke, drink coffee, or exercise for at least 30 minutes before measuring.
Sit comfortably in a chair with you back supported. And rest quietly for five minutes. Keep you feet flat on the floor. Don’t cross your legs. Using a table or desk, support your arm in front of you at about the level of your heart. Wrap the cuff snugly around your upper arm, just above the crease in your elbow and inflate the cuff.
Take two or three readings about a minute apart at each session. Record all your readings along with the date and time of day. And bring this log with you to your next health care appointment. I can see you were quite high when we first started here, about 150 and then.
Measuring your blood pressure each day will give your healthcare provider a clear picture of your blood pressure in your everyday life. I can see that you’re very well controlled. Your medications may need to be adjusted to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. The American Heart Association does not recommend any particular brand.
Of blood pressure monitor, but there are some things to look for when you shop for a unit. Consider only those with an inflatable cuff that wraps around your upper arm. If your upper arm is larger than average, you may need a bigger cuff. Wrist monitors are not as accurate as cuff monitors. Look on the label to see that the monitor.
Has been validated for accuracy and reliability. When you go for your next check up, take your blood pressure monitor with you. Ask your health care provider to make sure you’re using it correctly. And test it for accuracy. Okay, let’s check your monitor now and see if you get the same readings as I got.
With my carry device. Woman Okay. It’s a good idea to have your monitor tested each year.